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"Warmly engrossing...Sanders writes with wit and authority in this unusual gem of a love story."
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Clover is a 10-year old black girl from a small town in South Carolina, whose life changes forever when her father dies and she is forced to forge a new relationship with the white stepmother she hardly knows. A beautiful, trenchant story of family lost and found, ...
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1994 Audio Book Good FOUR AUDIO CASSETTES withdrawn from the library. Four STURDY cassette tapes in the library clamshell box with the dust jacket published by Recorded Books. ... Some shelf wear and scuff to the covers. The edges of the dust jacket showed chips cuts and rips. A few library stickers and markings to the case and the cassettes. Tapes remain PRESENTABLE! Enjoy this unabridged performance! Read more Show Less

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Overview

"Warmly engrossing...Sanders writes with wit and authority in this unusual gem of a love story."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Clover is a 10-year old black girl from a small town in South Carolina, whose life changes forever when her father dies and she is forced to forge a new relationship with the white stepmother she hardly knows. A beautiful, trenchant story of family lost and found, CLOVER is a unque and heartfelt reading experience for all ages.

After her father dies within hours of being married to a white woman, a ten-year-old black girl learns with her new mother to overcome grief and to adjust to a new place in their rural black South Carolina community.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Clover Hill, a shrewd 10-year-old South Carolina orphan, is raised by her stepmother, a white woman frowned upon by Clover's black kinfolk. ``Infusing her first novel with black vernacular as convincing as Alice Walker's, imaginative metaphors that rival Maya Angelou's and humor as delicious as Zora Neale Hurston's, Sanders has created a refreshing new voice,'' said PW. May
Library Journal
Clover is just ten years old when her beloved father dies, leaving her alone in their rural South Carolina town. Alone, that is, with her new white stepmother, who had married Clover's father on the last day of his life. Despite her peculiar ideas on food and other matters, Sara Kate stays on and does her best to be a mother to Clover as both struggle with grief and readjustment. This is a simple tale, simply told, and it clearly portrays Clover's emotional ups and downs. The dialog is often self-conscious and unnatural, and neither of the main characters is as fully developed as one might wish. Nevertheless, this is a very appealing novel that will fit comfortably into the hands of fiction readers, particularly those with a regional interest.-- Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va.
School Library Journal
Clover, a black 10-year-old who is wise beyond her years, is devastated when her beloved father is killed in an automobile accident shortly after marrying Sara Kate, a white woman. With clear, simple vision, unencumbered by adult emotions and experiences, Clover learns to deal with death, dying, and racial relationships. Readers will appreciate the keen humor and the picture of Southern life related by a child through the customs, cooking, and culture. They will also get a sense of race relations in the 1980s. Those who enjoyed Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird Harper, 1961 and Will Tweedy in Cold Sassy Tree Ticknor & Fields, 1984 will love Clover. In addition, the requirement that students read an American novel by a modern writer can be satisfied by this beautifully executed book. --Carol Clark, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Reviews

“Striking . . . Clover, a 10-year-old black girl from a small town in South Carolina, chronicles her bewildering but gradually deepening relationship with her white stepmother following her father’s tragic death only hours after the marriage . . . The author has staked out an impressive new territory here, replete with peach farmers, textile workers, drunks and crazy people, with the newly middle class as well as the terminally poor . . . Clover is very much the genuine item.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Sanders sews these family scenes together like a fine quilt maker, delicately fashioning scenes that include distant relatives and old friends with all their peculiarities and local customs.” —The Washington Post Book World

“A moving portrait of the extended black family in a rural setting. In lean but rich prose, [Sanders’s] characters come to life against a backdrop of peach orchards, roadside produce stands and languid summer afternoons.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Warmly engrossing . . . Sanders writes with wit and authority in this unusual gem of a love story.” —Chicago Tribune

“A gentle, wise, emotionally satisfying winner. The character’s are brought to life seemingly effortlessly.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Charming . . . Rich in language and character observation . . . Sanders’ achievement lies in the freshness of Clover’s voice and the old-timey eccentricity of her vision.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Reads like a gentle little dream . . . Imaginative metaphors and a refreshing new voice join forces to deliver images that stand with the best visionaries, with equal doses of humor and playful jabs at racial barriers.” —Richmond Times

“The writing is artful and quick.” —The Dallas Morning News

“It won’t take long for Sanders’ perceptive, gently humorous story to grow on readers. Her writing is ripe with metaphor, and she is clearly at home with her characters, their speech and custom.” —The Orlando Sentinel

“The premise is an intriguing one, and the child’s voice is lively and engaging.” —Vogue

From the Publisher

“Striking . . . Clover, a 10-year-old black girl from a small town in South Carolina, chronicles her bewildering but gradually deepening relationship with her white stepmother following her father’s tragic death only hours after the marriage . . . The author has staked out an impressive new territory here, replete with peach farmers, textile workers, drunks and crazy people, with the newly middle class as well as the terminally poor . . . Clover is very much the genuine item.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Sanders sews these family scenes together like a fine quilt maker, delicately fashioning scenes that include distant relatives and old friends with all their peculiarities and local customs.” —The Washington Post Book World

“A moving portrait of the extended black family in a rural setting. In lean but rich prose, [Sanders’s] characters come to life against a backdrop of peach orchards, roadside produce stands and languid summer afternoons.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Warmly engrossing . . . Sanders writes with wit and authority in this unusual gem of a love story.” —Chicago Tribune

“A gentle, wise, emotionally satisfying winner. The character’s are brought to life seemingly effortlessly.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Charming . . . Rich in language and character observation . . . Sanders’ achievement lies in the freshness of Clover’s voice and the old-timey eccentricity of her vision.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Reads like a gentle little dream . . . Imaginative metaphors and a refreshing new voice join forces to deliver images that stand with the best visionaries, with equal doses of humor and playful jabs at racial barriers.” —Richmond Times

“The writing is artful and quick.” —The Dallas Morning News

“It won’t take long for Sanders’ perceptive, gently humorous story to grow on readers. Her writing is ripe with metaphor, and she is clearly at home with her characters, their speech and custom.” —The Orlando Sentinel

“The premise is an intriguing one, and the child’s voice is lively and engaging.” —Vogue

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788701054
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Meet the Author

Dori Sanders was born in York County, South Carolina. Her father’s farm, where her family still raises Georgia Belle and Alberta peaches, is one of the oldest black-owned farms in York County. In the growing season she farms the family land, cultivating peaches, watermelons, and vegetables, and helps staff Sanders’ Peach Shed, her family’s farmstand. Clover, her first novel, was followed by the novel Her Own Place and a cookbook, Dori Sanders’ Country Cooking. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Spectacular

    This book is one of the best that I've read so far. It will help you to understand what it's like to live with a white when your black or the other way around. Clover is a wonderful novel that is an easy-to-read book. If you don't read the book Clover, then you'll never know what you're missing out on.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2005

    Wonderful Book

    I loved this book. It is a beautiful and sometimes sad story about an African American girl and her White mother. Sanders writes about relationship issues in a subtle, not in your face, way. I love Sanders' down to earth style, and, after talking with her at a book signing, found her to be a truly delightful and friendly person. I would recommend any of her books.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Will not read

    I am not going to buy this book. I cannot judge the potential of this book because of all the inappropriate remarks from others which have nothing to do with this book. Why can't you have someone monitor these disgusting remarks and delete them.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Emily's Bio

    You can find it at frozen yogurt result 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Stormy's Bio

    Im a human first off. I have a waist long black braid that runs down my back and dark cold grey eyes. Im a jockey who had....some bumps in the road. She has a slight fear in horses now because of an accident she has and does not currently own one. If youre close to her she will tell. Her right leg limps when she walks permanetly. Anything else ask!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Nobleheart and Prymoa

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    A jet black roan with same-color mane and tail. He has a set of white stockings to the knees , a splash of white on the muzzle, and a white blaze down the face with liquid indigo eyes ||
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    Yes... he already has a crush... Ahhmm... ||
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    A cream-colored buckskin with a black mane and tail. She has a white star on the foreheas, a set of wite legs, and a splash of white on the muzzle. Her eyes are deep brown ||
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Cloud

    Cloud || 3 years || Mare || Chestnut brown horse with white diamond mark on forhead and white spots on her back. She has grey eyes and Black mane and tail || Crush: Never know ||

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Flight & Domino

    A dog and cat sat in a corner. Flight licked Domino. They wished for a home.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Cloversun's kits

    Snowkit- She is the nice, sweet and small one. She has a white pelt and blue eyes. <p> Nightkit- The mean, battle hungry, ferocious one. He has a black pelt and green eyes. <p> Bramblekit: The nice, brave kit who does what is right. He has a black pelt and blue eyes. <p> Ask to rp them at the next result. They are all 5 moons and have opened their eyes already. Also, they can talk. Once I say you can rp them, go to sander result 1 and rp them. They are Cloversun and Thistlepath's kits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Clarissa

    Going back to camp..bye

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

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    Posted February 5, 2014

    Wolf

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    Gio

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    TO ALL

    I will join your clan if you read my book at shine and post. Se u soon!

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    Posted October 13, 2013

    Owlstar

    Truce. But then who is leader??

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    Posted October 12, 2013

    Echosong

    The young she cat nods

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    Posted October 12, 2013

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    Can we choose deputy?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Katrose SOMEBODY PLZ HELP

    I need someone to RP an evil wolf named Clovoe who has a VERY evil clan that is going to war against mine. Plz reply soon. Clovoe is my (my name is Katrose) childhood enemy. She is evil and when in human form is VERY good at throwing knives. She thinks her life purpose is to kill me (katrose). I REALLY need someone to RP her. PLZ PLZ PLZ reply soon. Say your name and then "to Katrose" then say if you would like to RP Clovoe. Plz reply soon. Thx!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    MOSSSHADOW

    Can u help my clan tigerclan? We need warrriors and a substitute clan leader. Ours is missing. Come to comercial result two to help.

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    Posted January 20, 2013

    To widowglare you may join

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